Kathryn GarbettKathryn is a specialist in civil fraud, heads the Firm’s Fraud Defence Department and is renowned for the successful pursuit or defence of serious fraud allegations. The hallmark of her practice is comprehensive strategic advice to anyone facing a civil claim while being investigated at the same time by prosecution agencies, Inland Revenue, regulators or employers. To find out more about Kathryn, please click here.
Recent posts by Kathryn Garbett
Until relatively recently, a defendant that had successfully defended a maliciously advanced civil claim was prevented from bringing a claim for malicious prosecution against that claimant in respect of the damage caused. Whilst malicious prosecution claims could be brought in respect of criminal proceedings, civil proceedings were treated differently. Unfortunately, as many individuals that have [...]
The new regime of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion came into force on 30 September 2017, pursuant to Part 3 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act“). The Act has created two offences; failure to prevent facilitation of UK tax evasion (the “UK Offence“), and failure to prevent facilitation of foreign [...]
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has recently published its Annual Report for 2016/17 which identified that for this period the SFO opened 12 new criminal investigations, concluded 16 prosecutions and brought charges against 25 companies and eight individuals. On the back of its success using a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Standard Bank last year, [...]